The college football committee has announced their final rankings for the first college football playoffs system. The final teams that were in consideration for the final 4 spots in the college playoffs after all the games went final were: Alabama, TCU, Ohio State, Baylor, Oregon, Florida State. Earlier today, the college football announced their final college football rankings:
BREAKING: College Football Playoff is set.
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— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 7, 2014
Alabama basically clinched their playoff spot with a 42-13 over Missouri in the SEC title game, while the Oregon Ducks also basically clinched with a 51-13 win over number 7 Arizona which seemed to be quite a shocker that it was a blow out to everyone in the college world. The only two spots left in question were the 3rd and 4th which each spot coming down to the teams, Florida State, TCU, Ohio State, and Baylor.
Florida State, the lone undefeated team in the nation was being talked about potentially missing the playoffs, but they virtually made sure they wouldn’t get left out by the committee with their 37-35 win over number 11 Georgia Tech. That then leaves Ohio State, TCU, and Baylor. Who gets the final spot?
Ohio State blew out number 13 Wisconsin 59-0 with a third string QB to clinch the 4th and final college playoff spot, while holding Heisman candidate Melvin Gordon under 100 rushing yards. TCU destroyed a 2-10 Iowa State team 55-3 and Baylor beat number 9 Kansas State 38-27. Its clear the comitte decided Ohio State’s blowout of Wisconsin was the most impressive and gave them the final spot in the college football playoffs.
The BCS rankings from 1998-2013 decided what the bowl games would be but that is no longer the case. #1 Alabama will take on #4 Ohio State in the All State Sugar Bowl and #2 Oregon will play #3 Ohio State in the Rose Bowl. Both of the games will be played on New Year’s Day (January 1st).